Greece

Moria

Clashes and Fires on Lesvos as Refugees Demand to Leave Moria [video]

Hundreds of citizens of Moria camp as well as those of other regions north of Lesvos (Mytilene) have been protesting around the island, at the municipality, the North Aegean Periphery and the General Secretariat of the Aegean and Island...

Refugees and Migrants Continue to Arrive on the Greek Islands

The latest tally shows that 84 migrants and refugees arrived on the island of Lesvos while another 115 reached the coasts of Chios in the last 24 hours. No arrivals were recorded on Samos island. On Wednesday, 5,156 migrants...

Amidst Safety Fears Lesvos Mayor Pleads with Government to Arrange Transfer of Migrants to Mainland

The mayor of Lesvos asked for the transfer of a large number of refugees and migrants from the island to mainland Greece, warning that conditions in the centers are “particularly worrying and dangerous” in an urgent letter to the...

Migrants Set Camp on Fire in Greece, 6 Injured

Greek police had to evacuate the Moria migrant camp on Lesvos after fighting Pakistanis and Afghans set the camp on fire, the Greek state broadcaster (ERT) reported. According to migrant witnesses, a violent fight between Afghan and Pakistani nationals using...

Refugees Demand to Leave Lesvos After Being Held There Since March 20

Tension flared at the reception center at Lesvos as refugees who entered Greece after March 20 demanded to leave the island. The protestors are asylum-seekers who are under restriction at the island's facility due to the application of the...

Underage Refugees in Lesvos to Be Moved to Separate Camp

Greece's Deputy Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas announced that the 380 unaccompanied minors at the Moria refugee registration camp in Lesvos will be transferred to a separate camp. The decision came after the riots on Holy Tuesday, when refugees and migrants of...

Pilot Program to Allow Fixed Presence of Greek Lawyers in Two Refugee Centers

Greek Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas agreed to allow the fixed presence of lawyers in two refugee hospitality centers in Eleonas, Attica, and in Moria, Lesvos, following a meeting with the head of the Athens Bar Association, Vasilis Alexandris, on...

Underage Refugees Clash with Riot Police at Lesbos Camp

Riots are currently ongoing at the Moria refugee camp in Lesvos, with underage refugees protesting for the conditions under which they are being kept at the hotspot. The police responded with teargas. The underage refugees who have been protesting for...

Pope Francis' Touching Moments During his Visit to Lesvos (video)

"The Greek people are responding with great generosity to the needs of the refugees, even though it is going through a tough period," highlighted Pope Francis, after his visit to the hotspot of Moria, in Lesvos. "We came here to draw...